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Wine Guide > Jade Mountain Winery > Jade Mountain Mourvèdre

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Jade Mountain Winery

2005 Jade Mountain Mourvèdre
Contra Costa County

We briefly soaked the grapes for the 2005 Jade Mountain Mourvèdre after crushing, and then fermented them for about two weeks. Following fermentation, we pressed and settled the wine, with malolactic fermentation taking place in barrel. Racking the wine after malolactic fermentation kept the clear, bright fruit up in front. We aged the wine in French oak barrels for 10 months.The 2005 Jade Mountain Mourvèdre has an intriguing smoky character and aromas of ripe black cherry and raspberry. On the palate the wine is ripe and true to type, with black-cherry flavors and subtle hints of apricot. The finish is smooth, almost creamy, with a touch of chocolate raspberry and a bit of tannin. Enjoy this wine paired with braised beef, roast pork or veal stew.

Rating: 88
I recently partook of a flight which included the Jade Mountain Mouvedre, a Beaulieu Tapestry Cab. and an 05 Sonoma Kunde Zin and was blown away with depth of flavor of the Mouvedre. Absolutely WOW!
Pairs well with flat bread appetizers
Reviewed by: Stan 10/09

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